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would do something in the woods. my favorite of all is in the staircase. it's almost a miracle masterpiece how he could manage to not only fit everyone, of course, a lot of them i recognized from my childhood -- it's how he juxtaposed and managed to kind of climb up that stairway on either side very much like you are walking down a street. it was incredible to do that and to me, that is what depicted the life of the times in san francisco. i even like the ones that show the industrial areas, the once with the workers showing them in the cannery and i can remember going in there and seeing these women with the caps, with the nets shuffling these cans through.
my parents had a ranch in santa rosa and we went there all summer. i could see these people leaning over and checking. it looked exactly like the beautiful things about the ranch. i think he was pretty much in the never look back philosophy about the coit. i don't think he ever went to visit again after we moved from telegraph hill, which was only five or six years later. i don't think he ever had to see it when the initials are scratched into everything and people had literally destroyed the lower half of everything. >> well, in my view, the tower had been pretty much neglected from the 1930's up until the 1980's. it wasn't until then that really enough people began to be alarmed about the condition of the murals, the tower was
leaking. some of the murals suffered wear damage. we really began to organize getting funding through the arts commission and various other sources to restore the murals. they don't have that connection or thread or maintain that connection to your history and your past, what do you have? that's one of the major elements of what makes quality of life in san francisco so incredible. when people ask me, and they ask me all the time, how do you get to coit tower, i say you walk. that's the best way to experience the gradual elevation coming up above the hustle and bustle of the city and finding this sort of oasis, if you will, at the top of the hill. when i walk through this park, i look at these brick walls and this lawn, i look at the railings around the murals. i look at the restoration and i
think, yeah, i had something to do with that. learning the lessons, thank you, landmarks meet landmarks. the current situation at pioneer park and coit tower is really based in public and private partnership. it was the citizens who came together to buy the land to keep it from being developed. it was lily hitchcock coit to give money to the city to beautify the city she loved of the park project worked to develop this south side and still that's the basis of our future project to address the future project to address the north side.
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>> hi, i'm with building san francisco. and we have a special program of stay safe today where we're going to talk about what you can do to your home after an earthquake to make it waterproof and to be more comfortable. we're here at spur in san francisco, this wonderful exhibit of safe enough to stay. and this is an example of what your home might be like after an earthquake. and we have today with us ben latimer from tvan. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> we'll talk about things you can do you don't have to be a professional contractor to make your home more livable after an earthquake. >> i want to talk about things
a homeowner can do. we have comfort and we have things like a little bit of maybe safety if your front door is ajar and waterproofing if you have a leak in your roof, or if you have broken glass on the window. >> so unr, one of the most important fib use is keeping outside out and inside in. let's look at windows. >> let's assume this window is broken in the earthquake. we have wind and rain blowing in. one of the most important things you need to do as a homeowner is secure the plastic properly. if you just take staples or nails and put them into the plastic, we're going to get a strong wind and rip it right off. what i'm going to have somebody do is they're going to have -- this is an old piece of shingle. you might have -- everybody has a piece of wood in their basement. it doesn't have to be fancy. they take out this rusty screw begun, and hopefully you have one of these. >> there is one at the neighborhood support center. >> at the neighborhood support center. you're going to wrap this
plastic around this board, take your screw. and then screw that in. >> you need a permit for this? >> you do need a permit for this. and you can contact the former head building inspector to get that permit. that's it. now when the wind blows, it's tight and it's not going to pull through, having a single point of contact. >> great. what about this door? take a look at this door. what can you do? let's say it doesn't shut tight. what can you do? >> for the sake of argument, we're on the inside. i can't lock my door at night. i have a very similar, very similar idea. i'm going to take my 2 by 4. i can put it across the jamb in the door. one. two. maybe i want another one up here, maybe another one down there.
but i can go to sleep. and that quickly, i can get it off in the morning. >> terrific. what about the roof up here? we see people throw blue tarps over their roof after an earthquake. that seems reasonable. >> i think the blue tarp is reasonable. the things that people want to know that they need to know is if you have multiple tarps, how you overlap. starting from the bottom and moving up so that you're overlapping this way. so, rain running down doesn't slide under your tarp. >> right. >> and the same technique we did over here, as silly as it may sound, wrapping the end of that blue tarp with your board and then securing that if you can underneath, if you have to on top is fine. but making sure that you don't have an area where the wind is going to get under and bill owe that tarp. >> the wind can rip it right off. >> and then you're back up there again. >> let's go inside and check out what we can do inside. >> old fun. here we go. >> so, ben, i see you have nails, universal tool right here. >> man's best friend. duct tape. let me show you a couple things
we can use this for after an earthquake. this window right here, because it's off kilter, we have open seams all along. i have a lot of air coming through. i want to stay comfortable at night. i want to keep that air out. it's as simple as that, all the way around. >> excellent. >> now i don't have any air coming in. let's say this one is one that would annoy me. everything is a little off. my doors won't stay closed. i take a piece of my favorite duct tape here, close it up. and at least it will stay out of my way when i'm trying to live throughout my day. if we're not talking about pressurized water, we're talking about just the drain, sometimes they're going to get a crack here. >> right, sure. >> and you're going to get a leak. duct tape around that is going to help us get through until we can get a plumber out and get that fixed as well. let's say we only have electricity in one room, so we're running extension cords across the house. if i'm going to run an extension cord from one room to the other, i don't want kids tripping on it. i don't want to trippon it. i take my trusty duct tape,
tape it to the floor, and i don't have to worry about it getting kicked. >> great, great. look at this. let's look at the duct tape here because we see a big -- >> yes. in the event of an earthquake, i don't think we're going to have too many -- too much debris that's safe to put into a plastic bag, even as strong as it might be. these are called vice bags. this is what they use to put rice and things when they ship it. this is something where i take my glass, i can take broken pieces of wood, i can take anything sharp and fill it. and it's not going to puncture and come out. it's not going to fall all over the floor. i've not going to have it sticking out, maybe scratch myself, cut myself or anything like that. these are a great thing to have. >> you have a little go-to box for emergencies. that's great. thanks very much for joining us, ben. it's really been interesting. and i want to thank you all for joining us here at the spur urban center. and we'll see you again (music)
>> herb theatre,open rehearsal. listen to the rehearsal. i think it is fun for them, they see our work process, our discussions, the decisions we make. it is good for us. we kind of behavior little bit when we have people in the audience. msk (music) >> we are rehearsing for our most expensive tour; plus two concerts here. we are proud that the growth of the orchestra, and how it is expanded and it is being accepted.
my ambition when i came on as music director here -- it was evident we needed absolutely excellent work. also evident to me that i thought everyone should know that. this was my purpose. and after we opened, which was a spectacular opening concert about five weeks after that the economy completely crashed. my plan -- and i'm absolutely dogmatic about my plans --were delayed slightly. i would say that in this very difficult timefor the arts and everyone, especially the arts, it's phenomenal how new century has grown where many unfortunate organizations have stopped.
during this period we got ourselves on national radio presence; we started touring, releasing cds, a dvd. we continue to tour. reputation grows and grows and grows and it has never stopped going forward. msk(music) >> the bay area knows the orchestra. you maybe take things for granted a little bit. that is simply not the case will go on the road. the audiences go crazy. they don't see vitality like this on stage. we are capable of conveying joy when we play. msk(music) >> any performance that we do, that a program, that will be something on the program that you haven't heard before.
string orchestra repertoire is pretty small. i used to be boxed into small repertoire. i kept constantly looking for new repertoire and commissioning new arrangements. if you look at the first of the program you have very early, young vibrant mendelson; fabulous opener and then you have this fabulous concerto written for us in the orchestra. is our gift. msk(music) >> and then you have strauss, extraordinary piece. the most challenging of all. string orchestra work. 23 solo instrument, no violin section, now viola section;
everybody is responsible for their part in this piece. the challenge is something that i felt not only that we could do , absolutely could do, but i wanted to show off. i can't tell you how aware i am of the audience. not only what i hear but their vibes, so strong. i have been doing this for a long time. i kind of make them feel what i want them to feel. there is nobody in that audience or anywhere that is not going to know that particular song by the fourth note.
and that is our encore on tour. by the way. i am proud to play it, we are from san francisco. we are going to play that piece no matter where we are. >> thank you all for coming today. hello, everyone, and good morning. my name is christina co-loan. i'm with the director of the office. welcome to the graduating seniors who live in public housing. (applause) >> it's incredible to see so many people here today to honor the hard work of these graduates.
this important milestone and accomplishment marks the next chapter in these young people's lives. today's ceremony includes representation from the elected and city family, special guests from the professional athletic community, private and public sector representation, and most importantly, the friends and family of the graduates who have supported these young people during their journey to this point. we thank everyone here today for showing how important these graduates are, that your participation and attendance. ~ by graduates pay close attention to the stage advice you will hear from today's speakers. all of us older adults were in your shoes at one point, and now it is our turn to help guide you into the next phase of your lives. with that said, let's begin today's program with our first speaker who is the interim director of the san francisco housing authority, ms. barbara smith. (applause)
>> thank you. good morning, ladies and gentlemen. i am thrilled and humbled to be here today with you to celebrate the challenges you've met and the accomplishments you've made as san francisco's 2013 high school graduating class. (applause) >> you make all of us extremely proud and thankful, yourselves, your loved ones, your community, people who have helped you get to this important milestone and share with you all of the joys of your successes. you've shown that you can do anything you put your minds, hearts, and souls to, anything. so, please, take a moment to congratulate yourselves and remember to dream big and pursue those dreams. the san francisco housing authority wishes you the brightest and best future as
shining examples for our community and an inspiration for those young people who are going to follow you. to speak to our community's pride, it is my great privilege to introduce our mayor, honorable mayor edwin lee for his special words of congratulations. (applause) >> thank you. >> thank you, barbara. welcome, everybody, to city hall, people's house, yes. (applause) >> well, this is exciting. i'm sure it's exciting for the students as well because graduation has finally come. (applause) >> and i wanted you to know that we're proud of you. i know there's about 20 of you here today, but you're part of 126 graduates graduating this year and you truly, truly represent the incredible promise of our city of san francisco. thank you for being here and doing all that you did to graduate. (applause)
>> and if you look around the room, you've got a lot of people in our network that wants to and will continue supporting you. right up in front here, our superintendent richard karanza is here, our board president, david chiu. of course, barbara is here. london breed, our supervisor, one of our newest supervisors here. scott wiener, supervisor scott wiener. supervisor malia cohen, thank you for being here. our police chief is here. thank you. and former mayor but still mayor, willie brown, thank you for being here. [cheering and applauding] >> our city administrator, naomi kelly, thank you for being here, naomi. (applause) >> phil ginsberg, thank you. and one of our great sponsors from comcast, thank you, hong.
our mayor's office of neighborhood services and the public housing tenants association, thank you for being here as well. (applause) >> thank you very much. you know, we have -- this is just a part of the city family and there are many other elected officials and department heads throughout the audience and commissioners who support what you're doing for yourselves and for your family. and let me say i am personally proud of what you're doing, proud enough that i'm going to go to work for you every single day because your success means our success in the city of san francisco. and one of the ways -- (applause) >> absolutely. and one of the ways we're going to help each other is by making sure that this summer ain't gonna be a summer of just hanging around for everybody. it's a summer where we go to
work for you, and in return, we create 6,000 jobs for you to go to work and earn your way this summer. how about that? (applause) >> how many of you want a job this summer? all right. [laughter] (applause) >> carl and i are going to joke around in a few minutes. but i want to thank an agency that's here in the audience as well that's united way of the bay area. united way is teaming up with the city of san francisco and some hundreds of companies in the city along with all the 60 departments of the city, including our police, our fire, our public works, our public utilities commission, our school district, everyone working together to make sure there's at least 6,000 jobs targeted for disadvantaged, economically disadvantaged youth in the city, so you can have a job, you can earn your way to buy the things you need to buy, get ready and continue your education because for the jobs of the future, it is about
getting a solid economic foundation and educational foundation for that. these are the best jobs, whether they're in health care, whether they're in administration, whether they're in technology jobs or financial jobs, some of the best salary earning jobs is being on the warriors payroll -- no, i mean -- [laughter] >> is being on jobs that have a technology foundation, jobs that are creative, are innovative, a job supporting major industries in the city, like tourism. you know, hotels cannot do a great job unless they're online, unless they're getting a lot of their clientele online. health care cannot do a better job unless technology helps them get to their patients. so, health care, tourism, all the kind of industries we're
looking at need an under lay of technology. that's why europe is here today as one of our community based organizations along with tech s.f. they're helping to recruit -- yes. (applause) >> thank you, yera, thank you tech s.f. for having great partnerships and working with the city so that if you want that technology base, you can go through that program and get a technology base. you'll be even that much more prepared for the new jobs. but this summer we're going to get 6,000 jobs out there. going to be all earning pay. i want to thank president obama to leader pelosi, to all of the different -- (applause) >> yes, all of the different leaders who helped establish this goal for this city. last year we had a goal of 5,000. guess what? we created 5,200 paying jobs. we're serious about this. it apt just a number. we really can get to 6,000 jobs and hit every youth and public housing, if they want a job, earn their way forward, we can
do that. ~ ain't so, as we embark on this, i want to make sure you know that our city family is behind you. you are the best investment we could be making in our city. that's our youth. and, so, not only is it graduation time, it's time to announce who our investees are, the people we're investing in you for your success. we're counting on you to be successful because if you are, you can take my job pretty soon. you can take a supervisor's job. you can take the police chief's job. you can take any job you want because you've got the talent, the focus, and the background to do it. that's what's open up here in san francisco for you. and be proud of it. i also want to say i'm proud of your family, your friends, your parents who are here, the people that have been with you all these years to support your focus on your education because it does take a village.
it does take everybody saying, you've got to get through this, and you've got to do it right, and you've got to learn your way forward and you've got to put that academic record together. because looking forward, there's a lot of things open to you when you keep your mind focused. and, so, i want to say thank you. congratulations. we'll have other speakers coming up. but you hear directly from the mayor, we are proud -- i am proud of all of you. and i'll be personally helpful to you in your career. if you need a letter of recommendation, if you need a letter for a job that you're looking for, if you want to go to the next step in education, i'd be proud to be an author of a letter of recommendation for you. thank you very much. (applause) >> thank you, mayor lee. and now we will hear congratulatetry remark from the member of the board of supervisors starting with the president of the board, district 3 supervisor, david chiu. (applause)
>> good morning. anyone excited today for the class of 2013? let's hear it for these folks. [cheering and applauding] >> our mayor has thanked a lot of our dignitaries who are here. i did note he did miss one person who happens to play for one of our local nba teams, and i just want to welcome carl landry here. [cheering and applauding] >> but i also want to say that the most important folks here, while the warriors did very well and we know next year they're going to do even better. while our giants this year won the world series, today we are celebrating our young giants, our young warriors, the class of 2013edthv this is to you. (applause) ~ >> and all of us who are your elected officials, and i'm glad to be joined by many of my colleagues today, we all know the challenges that you faced. we know the challenges that our housing authority has face and
had has overcome. we know the challenges that our school district has faced and is overcoming. we know the challenges that our law enforcement and our police officers have faced and we are all moving forward. i want to echo the mayor in saying that part of why all of us are here for you is we know that at some point in the very near future, those of us who are sitting in front of you, we're going to be gone. you are the future leadership of our city. you are our future tech workers. you are our future doctors. you are our future lawyers. you are our future elected officials. and like the mayor, i'd like to invite you, if any of you are interested in having an internship in the office of district 3 supervisor david chiu, i want you to let me know. but more importantly, i think it's important for you to know just how much we are counting on you to bring san francisco into the 21st century, to be our giants and our warriors. congratulations. (applause)
>> and now we will hear from supervisor malia cohen, district 10 supervisor. (applause) >> good morning, everyone. today is an exciting day! my goodness, all the mothers and father's and uncles and aunts and godmothers, and aunties and sisters and cousins, everyone that brought us to this pointed to, thank you. and i want to highlight something. i think we've got 126 graduates, right? but 67 of them are from district 10. [cheering and applauding] >> that's because we are leaders of the pack, are we not? leaders, that's exactly what we're talking about here. so, i've just come to say congratulations. i'm so excited. like the mayor said in his remarks, that the future is
really right in front of you. i understand that we all go through some challenges in life. but, you know, we are not defined by our challenges. as a matter of fact, what defines us is how we handle those challenges and we use them to continue to build and to continue to move forward. so, you guys are set up for an incredible life and i'm happy that you're here and i want to wish you all the best. and i, too, am here to continue to support and nurture and inspire and up lift you every single day of the year. thank you very much for your hard work. (applause) >> and now district 8 supervisor, scott wiener. (applause) >> good morning, and congratulations to all of you. you know, we've been reading a lot in the paper recently about some challenges at the housing authority, and thank you to mayor lee and to others for really focusing on moving the